How to Yoga in Life from Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidman Yee

2. Completion Not Perfection

The idea of perfection almost stopped me from taking my yoga teacher training and teaching my first class. We all have an internal cynic and if we measure ourselves against an image of perfection, it can stop us in our tracks. When it comes to perfection, Rodney claims that “the gift of yoga is blessing us with an infinite amount of space to explore our perceived limits.”

He constantly reminded us that taking any pose—be it easy sitting pose or a more challenging pose, like warrior three—the very action of challenging ourselves and exploring our personal limits is worthy of our self-respect and celebration.


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